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Cocktail Reception in Dana Point, California

Hood College Trustee Martha Hearn Shimano ’86 requests the honor of your presence at a cocktail reception to meet Hood’s 11th president, Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.

Sunday, Nov. 6
3-5 p.m.
The Strand at The Headlands Beach Club
27 Strand Beach Drive, Dana Point, CA

Join President Chapdelaine and area alumni and guests for an afternoon of fun at a luxurious beach club in Orange County, California, nestled a mere 25 feet above the sand! Meet new Hood friends, and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. President Chapdelaine will share an update on the exciting future of Hood College.

A shuttle service will be available when you arrive for the reception. Please park in the Strand Vista parking lot (33971 Selva Rd.) off of Pacific Coast Highway. Follow the Hood College signs to the left for the area where the shuttle will meet you to take you to the club. 

Please RSVP to or call 301-696-3900 by Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

In honor of this event, please consider a gift to the Hood Fund to support student scholarships. Your support inspires us.

AHI Alumni Travel Program

Holiday Markets-Nov. 25-Dec. 6, 2016

Recapture the magic of the holidays as you step into scenes that glitter with fairy-tale charm. Begin your adventure in Germany, then visit historic Strasbourg, France. Discover Heidelberg before exploring Worms, an ancient city with an important history. Visit the village of Rudesheim. Continue on the Rhine River and sail through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz and the Mosel River. Stop in Cochem and tour the charming city. Explore Trier, known for its trove of Roman ruins, then marvel at Bernkastel. Travel to beautiful Luxembourg before ending your journey in Paris. Along the way, enjoy a customizable journey with a choice of excursions in select ports of call as you escape the frantic pace and pressures of the holiday season at home and experience the season of Advent in Europe. Click here for a complete list of highlights.

The journey is offered through the Hood alumni travel program, AHI Travel. Click here for more information and register today! Space is limited. The program is a great opportunity to visit beautiful locations while sharing the journey with members of the Hood community.

2017 Trips:
More information to follow

France-Normandy:  June 12-20, 2017

Cruise the Rhine River: July 17-25, 2017

Italy-Apulia: Oct. 28-Nov. 5, 2017